Ahuwhenua Trophy is grateful to the generous support of our sponsor whānau. They are extraordinary organisations who are passionate about Māori agribusiness and horticulture - we are proud of the work they do.

If you are keen to collaborate and join the whanau, please contact: info@ahuwhenuatrophy.maori.nz



Te Puni Kōkiri and the Ahuwhenua Trust are united in celebrating Māori excellence. Te Puni Kōkiri is proud to be the Platinum Sponsor of this prestigious award. The competition exemplifies Maori achievement in land based industries where a legacy of hard work, fortitude and innovation is demonstrated. Te Puni Kōkiri stands beside those responding to the wero, who are creating jobs, engaging young people and developing new ways of succeeding. We are proud to support their commitment and drive towards sustainable prosperity for the economy, the whenua and the people.


The Ministry for Primary Industries is a proud Platinum sponsor of the Ahuwhenua Trophy, which showcases and celebrates excellence in Māori horticulture. Māori agribusiness and horticulture are growing contributors to New Zealand’s economy, and we are committed to partnering with Māori to unlock the potential in New Zealand’s regions. We congratulate all entrants for their continued and relentless commitment towards achieving the aspirations of their people and shareholders, and their outstanding accomplishments in horticulture.



Te Tumu Paeroa is an independent, professional trustee organisation which protects and grows the assets of Māori landowners. We are proud to support the Ahuwhenua Trophy – Māori Excellence in Farming award in recognising Māori farmers who have achieved high aspirations for their land and who are creating a legacy of lasting benefit for the generations of the future.


BNZ is proud to continue our long history in supporting Ahuwhenua Trophy and are excited about the introduction of the Ahuwhenua Trophy Excellence in Māori Horticulture Award. In evolving our support across the whenua sector we are excited to have commenced our Natural Capital Programme recognising the Kaitiaki aspirations of our community and enhancing our Māori specialist support.


Beef + Lamb New Zealand is proud to support this prestigious award that celebrates excellence and innovation in Māori farming. These are values we promote through our work on behalf of all New Zealand sheep and beef farmers, and we welcome this opportunity to highlight the successful Māori-owned agribusinesses that help raise the bar across our industry.


New Zealand Māori Tourism is committed to working with the Māori tourism sector to contribute to our economy, provide compelling visitor experiences, and build strong commercial and cultural leadership. We support leaders and partnerships that generate value in the Māori and wider tourism sector. This creates opportunity and ensures the growth and quality of Māori tourism experiences. Positioning Māori tourism in this way allows Māori to take a leadership role in how visitors experience our country. Māori leading Aotearoa New Zealand visitor experiences - Mā te pūkenga Māori te wheako Māori i Aotearoa nei, e ārahi.





Sponsor support is also supplied by Kono (Tohu Wines) and Farmax